My (Special) New Music Pick Of The Week!
So i had already selected and written the post for the usual Tuesday New Music Pick of the Week. But given the fact that the video for my favorite track off of The Queen of Pop’s latest cd MDNA was officially released only hours ago - i had no choice but to make a last second change.
So first things first. Turn Up The Radio should have been the lead single off of the cd. Had it been, i honestly feel MDNA would still be in the upper echelon of all album charts around the globe. It wasn’t. And it isn’t. Whatever, that’s all in the past and i’m over it. The fact is that this song has the aura of vintage Madonna while still trailblazing a different and untouched sound. Will it bring her back into the top of the charts? Probably not. But it should force those that so quickly dismissed her, to give the cd another listen or two.
What struck me though, is the fact that both the song and video for Turn Up The Radio work because Her Majesty actually looks and sounds like she’s just plain having fun. Ironically enough, Madonna is strongest when she lets down her guard a little (Live To Tell, Evita, and the entire Ray of Light album). And while this song still is in her comfort zone musically - the fact that she let out MANY honest to goodness SMILES in the video allows her audience to join her in turning up that radio! I implore you all to give this one a listen…i promise it’ll be worth it!
Madonna - Turn Up The Radio (Explicit) (by MADONNAVEVO)